Just recently, a father in Phoenix, Arizona was arrested and charged with murder shortly after allegedly “taking care of” a bathroom pervert who had purportedly tried to enter a bathroom stall that was occupied by his teenage daughter.
Although there may be some who say he should have just let the authorities deal with the creep, who can really blame the man for supposedly being fed up with a society that protects sexual deviants and dealing with a man who apparently planned to harm his daughter himself?
According to reports, the incident, which occurred at a local QuikTrip store around midnight, began when a man, whose name has yet to be released, allegedly tried and failed to barge into a bathroom stall that was occupied by an unidentified teen.
Following the incident, the girl reportedly told a store employee, who then notified a nearby security guard. Around the same time, the girl’s father, who was later identified as 40-year-old Melvin Harris, apparently arrived at the store to pick her up.
Upon parking at the gas station, the man who, unbeknownst to him attempted to enter the stall his daughter was using, purportedly approached his car and asked him for money. Since Harris was unaware of what had just transpired, he reportedly gave him some money and then entered the store to meet his daughter.
A short time later, Harris’s daughter reportedly told him what happened and identified the perpetrator as the man who he had just given money to.
He then purportedly approached the store’s security guard and told him that “he needed to take care of the situation, or [Harris] would do it himself.” In response, the guard reportedly let him know that the situation would be handled.
Despite this, Harris supposedly approached the man anyway and, according to witnesses, understandably punched him right in the face, causing him to fall to the floor.
The witnesses added that after doing so, Harris then stood over him and continued to hit him in the face several more times. Moreover, he also allegedly kicked and stomped on him repeatedly as well, breaking his nose in the process.
Harris then left the scene with his daughter and apparently headed home while paramedics who had been notified about what had just happened rushed to the scene. They took the man to a nearby hospital, where he later died from injuries to the brain.
In addition to the paramedics, local police officers apparently also showed up to the scene. Although Harris had left the scene, the officers were reportedly able to find him at his home, which was located nearby.
The 40-year-old father was then supposedly asked about what had happened. In response, Harris reportedly told them that the man had punched him in the neck first. Further, he also completely denied striking the other man while he was down on the ground.
The law enforcement officials, however, took him into custody anyway and charged him with second-degree murder.
In the wake of the incident, Harris has received a massive amount of support for doing what many would view as justified. Unsurprisingly, Harris’ fiancé, Diana Jackson, has been one of his most vocal supporters.
“I’m not mad at him, I don’t feel like he did anything wrong,” explained Jackson.
“I love him. He did what he was supposed to do for our kid,” she continued, adding, “you cannot tell someone they’re wrong for protecting their children.”
Sadly, the horrific abuse and attempted abuse of children, which some are attempting to normalize, is not uncommon.
Several weeks ago, for example, law enforcement officials in Georgia managed to rescue roughly 160 children, including one as young as three-years-old, and arrest approximately 150 criminals during a massive sting operation on the local sex-trafficking trade.
And a couple of days prior to that, Karam Majdi, a 19-year-old man from Egypt who managed to enter the United Kingdom (UK) by pretending to be a Syrian child migrant, was convicted of brutally raping an unidentified 14-year-old school girl.
After being found guilty, though he was only purportedly sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison, which many would view as a slap on the wrist and a reason why it may be a good idea to take matters into your own hands.
A few weeks before that, law enforcement officials in California reportedly placed seven men under arrest and charged them with “committing lewd and lascivious acts with children under the age of 14 and conspiracy to commit a crime” for allegedly touching several underage girls in an extremely inappropriate manner while at a local water park.
Without a doubt, harming or attempting to harm children is viewed by many to be one of the worst things a person could possibly due. Hopefully, the court will recognize this and ultimately go easy on Harris since he just appeared to be protecting others from harm.